Postinor 2

KSh 235.00

  • Emergency contraceptive option containing levonorgestrel
  • Used after unprotected intercourse to prevent pregnancy
  • Not for regular, long-term contraception
  • Acts by delaying ovulation or interfering with fertilization
  • Effectiveness varies with timing: 95% within 24 hours, 58% within 48-72 hours
  • Similar products include ECee2
  • Take two 750 μg tablets, 12 hours apart, as soon as possible
  • Consult a doctor if vomiting occurs within 2 hours
  • Does not protect against STDs
  • May affect menstrual cycle timing
  • Do a pregnancy test if period is over a week late or unusually light
  • Avoid if you have certain medical conditions or are suspected of being pregnant


Postinor-2: Your Emergency Contraceptive Option

Postinor-2, also known as P2, is a trusted emergency contraceptive that contains the active ingredient levonorgestrel. Commonly referred to as the “morning-after pill,” it is used exclusively as an emergency measure to prevent pregnancy following unprotected intercourse or sexual activity. This medication should not be used as a regular, long-term contraceptive method.

Mechanism of Action:

Postinor-2 operates in two fundamental ways to reduce the likelihood of pregnancy:

  1. Pre-Ovulation: If taken before ovulation occurs, it may delay the release of the egg, preventing fertilization.
  2. Post-Ovulation: If taken after ovulation, it may interfere with the transport of eggs and sperm, reducing the chances of successful fertilization.

Effectiveness and Timing:

The efficacy of Postinor-2 varies with the timing of administration:

  • If taken within 24 hours of unprotected intercourse, it offers a 95% chance of preventing pregnancy.
  • If taken between 48 to 72 hours (2 to 3 days) after unprotected intercourse, there is a 58% chance of preventing pregnancy.
  • Its effectiveness beyond 72 hours is uncertain, and it may not be reliably effective if taken more than 72 hours after unprotected intercourse.

Similar Products:

Products with similar purposes to Postinor-2, but from different manufacturers, include ECee2.

Directions for Use:

To maximize the effectiveness of Postinor-2, follow these steps:

  1. Take one 750 μg tablet as soon as possible, ideally within 72 hours of unprotected intercourse.
  2. Take a second 750 μg tablet 12 hours after the first dose.
  3. If vomiting occurs within 2 hours of taking a tablet, consult your doctor before considering another dose.

Precautions and Additional Information:

  • Postinor-2 does not protect against sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). It is solely designed to prevent unintended pregnancy.
  • While your next menstrual period is expected to arrive on time, it may be slightly early or late. If it is more than 1 week late or unusually light, consider taking a pregnancy test.
  • If you do not experience a menstrual period after 3 weeks of taking Postinor-2, consult your doctor, as pregnancy needs to be ruled out.
  • Do not use Postinor-2 if you have unexplained vaginal bleeding, a history of breast cancer, liver problems, or hypersensitivity to any of its ingredients.
  • This medication is not intended for use in pregnant women or those suspected of being pregnant. If there is uncertainty regarding pregnancy, perform a pregnancy test or undergo a pelvic examination before taking Postinor-2.
  • In rare cases, if pregnancy occurs after taking Postinor-2, an ectopic pregnancy (a pregnancy outside the uterus) is possible and requires medical attention.


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